Jan 25, 2013 7:00pm EST
, but no response the other way from the leaders in iran. other questions? yes, sir, in the back. >> senator steve cheney with american security project. these do you talk about weapons of mass destruction come of it that your thoughts on weapons of mass destruction. under new state the caps at 1550 but thousands were in reserve, is there not an opportunity here to look at the triad, significant reductions, perhaps look again at the start and not building new bomber. >> that will be part of the debate. we have to decide at what level do we need to be from the national security military standpoint to protect the american people and to be seen as the capability to do that. i think the larger question is that we need to focus on rather than reduction is what's happening around the world. what's happening in the korea and what's happening in iran and what kind of access are some of these groups going to have two wmd capabilities? that's the greater threat. i do give senator lugar and senator nunn great credit for being part of reducing -- destroying some of those older weapons and so forth and so on.
Jan 22, 2013 1:00pm EST
. then inside "the washington times" this mortgage, plenty of quotes from republicans. this one from steve king. they say outspoken republican from iowa among the first congressional lawmakers to weigh in on the inauguration. he issued a statement more than three hours before president obama ceremonially took the oath of office for his second term. senator jeff sessions, an alabama republican, refused to criticize the i dress. host: to douglas, nashville, tennessee, democratic caller. caller: good morning. host: what are your throughouts on the inaugural address? caller: i thought it was wonderful. i thought the speech was very insightful and i believe that he talked about we the people and together we can do the things he set out to do. host: he talked about social security, climate change, equal rights for gay couples and women. is that your priority list? caller: i'm not sure it's in that order but the president has a hard job and congress has yet to work together with him and i believe that we have good republicans and over 50% of the country agreed with the position of the president and i
Jan 25, 2013 9:00am EST
, but no response the other way from the leaders in iran. >> yes, sir, in the back? >> senator steve chaney with the american security project it i am pleased to hear you talk about weapons of mass destruction, but i would like to hear your thoughts about our weapons of mass destruction. you would start the caps at 1550 with more in reserve. is there the possibility of looking at new -- and not building a new submarine or bomber and saving money? >> at some point we have to decide at what level do we need to be from a national and military standpoint to be viable and to protect the american people and to be seen. i think that the larger question is that we need to focus on, rather than reduction, what is happening around the world, what is happening in north korea, what is happening in iran, and what kind of access are some of these terrorist groups going to have to wmd capabilities. that is a greater threat. i give senator lugar credit for being part of reducing that capability, destroying some of those older weapons and so forth and so on, but the real challenge before us is those nations
Jan 22, 2013 10:00am EST
, america can meet the test of a new day. my brother steve, the inventor, innately grasps this challenge. so must we. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentlelady from california seek recognition? >> to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i also rise to recognize the 40th anniversary of the supreme court roe v. wade decision this landmark decision granted american women the right to make their own personal health decisions. in consultation with her family and her faith and without government intrusion. mrs. capps: however, this right has been under steady attack in recent years with a clore goal, to make it so difficult to obtain a safe and legal abortion that it's become de facto illegal. but i'm among those who remember what what it was like when women were pushed into the shadows to get care and we cannot go back to that dangerous time. the truth is, none of us can walk in the shoes of each woman, facing an unwanted pregnancy. so let'
Jan 23, 2013 1:00pm EST
, these antagonistic actions have been met by silence, silence from this administration. as steve haste and tom joshlin reported in "the weekly standard," the release of the photos was a clear attempt to intimidate the americans and make sure that the f.b.i. could not act with impunity. they warned the tunisian government that they allowed the f.b.i. to begin investigating your sons under postrevolutionary protection, end of quote. considering the same week of the benghazi attack, our embassies in cairo, tune is was overrun in a coordinated plot. in each case, the american flag was ripped down and burnt in a -- and a black al qaeda flag was flown in its place. we're fortunate and blessed that none of these resulted in the loss of life. they were nonetheless an attack on america by a hostile group. as the administration's own state department website states, quote, any attack on an embassy is an attack on the country it represents. every embassy and consulate that was overrun on september 11 is a public attack on america. in the months that have followed, this administration demonstrated that there are